Friday, March 15, 2013

A quilt with a confession

I have a confession to make. I have now been quilting for 14 years and I just finished my first quilt with applique on it. I've never appliqued anything, seriously. It was always just a little too intimidating for me. And now that I've done it, it still is.
I tried needle turn applique on this quilt and I wasn't overly happy with the results. I now believe that needle turn applique is something that you practice over and over again before you're actually good at it. If you're a newbie to applique like I am, these videos helped me out tremendously. I couldn't have done it with out Jenny and Jan's help!
"On the Pantry Shelves" - 2013
I have another applique project on my project shelf where I'm going to try machine applique to see if I can tackle that with better results.
This quilt top will be shipping off to my friend Christa- all the way over in Tennessee- so that she can work her magic on it. Christa is an exceptional quilter and I know that she'll do a wonderful job here.
When it's back and I've bound it, I'll share the final masterpiece!


Morgan said...

I love it! My first applique project was some crazy complicated flower basket block at the age of 15. The ignorance of what I was getting into is the only thing that got me through it!

barbara woods said...

beautiful quilt. i have never done that either , just raw edge and i am not good at that

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I love the red gingham on the fruit jars!

KaHolly said...

I have a confession to make. I've been quilting for over 30 years, and I STILL can't needle-turn applique. I can do simple shapes, I've got the stitching part down, but I get hung up on the prep work. This quilt is great. Good job 'sticking to it' and finishing, even though you were not comfortable with the technique.

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